With the route for the 2016 Vuelta a Espana revealed, where will the race be won or lost?
Vuelta a Espana 2016 route: six key stages
The Vuelta a Espana 2016 route has been confirmed, with the season’s final Grand Tour packing ten summit finishes and two time trials into 3,277km of racing.
Rolling out with a team time trial in Ourense, north west Spain, on Saturday August 20, much of the race is centred on northern Spain to avoid long transfers and includes a detour across the border into France.
Alberto Contador: “Overall, it is a parcours that I like.“
Robert Gesink:”At first glance, it looks like a tough Tour.”
Chris Froome: “it will take a “complete cyclist” to win”
Alejandro Valverde:”Open route well-suited to Quintana.”
Tom Dumoulin:“At first glance it seems like a good course for me, partly because of the limited number of uphill finishes”/
Mark Cavendish:” It’s a hard Tour de France. It’s going to be a difficult three weeks.
Alejandro Valverde: I think it’s a more open route than last year’s, and undoubtedly beautiful and interesting.
Tony Martin: “Not what I was hoping for or expecting but I will handle it, deal with it, and look for my opportunities .”
So in honor of this upcoming tour, these are the 2016 editions of my minimal Pro Cycling Posters: the Tour de France edition, the Giro D’talia edition and the Vuelta Espana. Hope you like them…